Meaning of “crisis” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] us uk /ˈkraɪsɪs/ plural crises /ˈkraɪsiːz/
Extra Examples
He's having a crisis at work.There is a deepening crisis in the region.If one of the family has a crisis we rally round them.We hope for a successful resolution to the crisis.He accused the government of mismanaging the crisis.

B2 a situation or time that is extremely dangerous or difficult:

The country's leadership is in crisis.
→ See also mid-life crisis

(Definition of “crisis” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)